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The Allegheny Conference
Allegheny Conference
on Community Development is an nonprofit, private sector leadership organization dedicated to economic development and quality of life issues for a 10-county region in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States. It grew from efforts in the 1940s to coordinate improvements to regional transportation and the local environment. During World War II, the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Regional Planning Association President Richard King Mellon, Carnegie Institute of Technology President Robert Doherty, and others organized local leaders to create a postwar planning committee. Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Mayor David L. Lawrence
David L. Lawrence
and Allegheny County Commissioner John Kane were early recruits. The Allegheny Conference was officially established in 1944. The city's most visible problem in the first half of the 20th century was air pollution. The Conference brokered an agreement for phased-in implementation of smoke control that became city policy. After the Conference voiced its concern for legal loopholes to the state legislature in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a comprehensive anti-pollution law was passed in 1949 for Allegheny County. The clearer skies over the city both attracted new business and encouraged local corporations to retain and expand their Pittsburgh headquarters. The pollution-control program explicitly influenced the decision of the Equitable Life Assurance Society to invest in planning the Gateway Center project, a keystone of economic revitalization in Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
during Renaissance I. This also led to the development of Point State Park. The Conference also played a role in the appropriation of funds for the construction of flood control dams on the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. In the 1940s and 1950s, mass transit in Allegheny County was in jeopardy because of 40 private transit companies and increased competition from cars. The Conference released a report in 1951 calling for all local transit lines to be under one authority. Public suspicions and private interests delayed the measure until service cutbacks and strikes rekindled the idea in 1957. The Conference was instrumental in building public and private support. In 1959, legislation was passed to create the Port Authority of Allegheny County, and the first buses were rolling in 1964. Allegheny Conference
Allegheny Conference
is a longtime partner with the RIDC.[1] In 1981 it formed the Regional Economic Development Committee with the RIDC that included "18 of the region's top corporate executives".[2] The Conference also led the transformation of the 14-block Penn-Liberty Corridor into the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Cultural District. A related effort was Strategy 21 that enabled public and private agencies in Allegheny County to speak with one voice when requesting state funds. Strategy 21 not only resulted in projects that ranged from the new Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
International Airport to The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2001, the Conference entered into a strategic affiliation with the Greater Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania, and the Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Regional Alliance (PRA), with the four organizations merging many staff positions in 2003. CEOs[edit]

Hiram Milton 1981-[3] Dennis Yablonsky - retired 2017 Stefani Pashman - current CEO

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
portal

External links[edit]

Allegheny Conference
Allegheny Conference
website News feature on the Allegheny Conference

References[edit]

^ http://www.ridc.org/pages/ancillaryPage.aspx?apID=1 ^ Kelly, Charlie (July 23, 1981), "Panel to Map Region's Economy", Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA  ^ The Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Press - Google News Archive Search

Toker, Franklin (1994) [1986]. Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 

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Government

Airport Conventions City Hall Courthouse Mayor Council Events InterGov Police D.A. Sheriff Fire Libraries Transit Education Port Regional

Economy

Allegheny Conference Duquesne Club Chamber of Commerce Economic Club HYP Club Stock Exchange

Fortune 500
Fortune 500
headquarters

U.S. Steel PNC Financial Services PPG Industries Kraft Heinz Mylan WESCO International Consol Energy Dick's Sporting Goods Allegheny Technologies

Forbes largest private companies headquarters

84 Lumber Giant Eagle

Other corporation headquarters

American Bridge American Eagle Outfitters Ampco Pittsburgh ANSYS Armstrong Communications Atlas America Black Box Bruster's Ice Cream Calgon Carbon Compunetix Dollar Bank DQE
DQE
Energy Eat'n Park EDMC EQT
EQT
Energy Federated Investors GNC Guru.com Highmark H. Laughlin China iGate Iron City Brewing Company Kennametal Koppers MARC USA Millcraft Industries Mine Safety Appliances Niche.com Oxford Development Pitt Ohio Express PTC Alliance Renda Broadcasting rue21 University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Medical Center Vocelli Pizza Wabtec

Companies with split headquarters

Alcoa ModCloth NOVA Chemicals

Subsidiary company headquarters

Allegheny Energy Bayer Corporation FedEx Ground GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
USA LANXESS Respironics Vivisimo Westinghouse Electric Company

Outside companies with strong Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
relations

BNY Mellon (formerly Mellon Financial) Dreyfus Corporation Eaton Corporation Spreadshirt Macy's

Historic

Fisher's Big Wheel Clark Bar Dravo Fisher Scientific Integra Bank Mesta Machinery G. C. Murphy Gulf Oil J&L Steel Ketchum Rockwell Sunbeam Westinghouse

List of corporations in Pittsburgh

Sports

Dapper Dan Grand Prix Great Race Head of the Ohio Lore Marathon Mylan
Mylan
Classic Regatta WPHL

Baseball

Pirates Wild Things Panthers Dukes

Chronicle-Telegraph Cup Allegheny Burghers Champions Crawfords Filipinos Grays Hardhats Keystones Stogies Rebels

Basketball

Yellow Jackets Panthers (m) Panthers (w) Dukes (m) Dukes (w) Colonials (m) Colonials (w)

Roundball Classic Condors Ironmen Loendi Monticello Phantoms Pipers Piranhas Pirates Rens Xplosion

Football

Steelers Panthers Steeler Nation heritage Colts Force Passion Renegades

1898 All-Stars Allegheny Americans A's Duquesne Gladiators Homestead Lyceum Maulers Power Odds Olympics Quakers JP Stars Early Pro Football Circuit

Hockey

Penguins Colonials (m) Colonials (w) Three Rivers Classic

A's Bankers Cougars Duquesne Ft. Pitt Hornets Keystones Lyceum Panthers Phantoms Pirates Pirates (WPHL) Pros Shamrocks Victorias Winter Garden Yellow Jackets

Soccer

Riverhounds SC

Beadling Cannons Hurricanes Phantoms Spirit

Other

Sledgehammers Bulls Harlequins PCC Triangles Wallabies Studio Wrestling Dirty Dozen

Venues

PPG Paints Arena Heinz Field PNC Park 84 Lumber
84 Lumber
Arena Fitzgerald Field House Highmark
Highmark
Stadium Palumbo Center Petersen Events Center Petersen Sports Complex Rooney Field Sewall Center Trees Hall

Central Park Civic Arena Duquesne Gardens Exposition Park Forbes Field Josh Gibson Field Greenlee Field Motor Square Garden Pitt Stadium Recreation Park Schenley Gardens Three Rivers Winter Garden

Parks

Allegheny Arsenal Allegheny Commons Allegheny Riverfront ArtGardens Buhl Community Chatham University
Chatham University
Arboretum Frank Curto Frick Emerald View Highland Market Square Mellon Mellon Green Mellon Square North Shore Riverfront Phillips Point of View Point State PPG Place Riverview Roberto Clemente Memorial Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden Schenley Schenley Plaza South Shore Riverfront South Side Three Rivers West End Overlook Westinghouse

Transportation

Inclines Steps

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Port Authority of Allegheny County

Light rail (List of stations)

     Blue Line – Library      Blue Line – South Hills Village      Red Line – Castle Shannon      Red Line – South Hills Village

Inclines (Historical list)

Duquesne Incline Monongahela Incline

Buses and busways (List of routes)

     Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway      South Busway      West Busway

Former lines

47 Drake Brown Line PATrain Skybus

Other

North Shore Connector Port Authority 4000 Series PCC Wabash Tunnel

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Public transportation in Greater Pittsburgh

Bus services

Port Authority of Allegheny County

list of bus routes

Beaver Butler Fayette IndiGO Mid Mon Valley Mountain Line New Castle Town & Country University of Pittsburgh Washington Westmoreland

Bus rapid transit

MLK Jr. East Busway South Busway West Busway

Light rail

Red Line Blue Line

Library South Hills Village

Inclines

Duquesne Monongahela

Amtrak

Capitol Limited Pennsylvanian

Airports

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
International Arnold Palmer Allegheny County Beaver Butler Eddie Dew Greensburg Jeannette Herron Jefferson Jimmy Stewart Joe Hardy Lakehill Monroeville New Castle Rock Rostraver Washington Wheeling Zelienople

Discontinued

Broadway Limited Brown Line List of streetcar routes in Pittsburgh Parkway Limited PATrain Skybus

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Tunnels and bridges in Pittsburgh

Tunnels

Armstrong Tunnel Cork Run Tunnel Corliss Tunnel Fort Pitt Tunnel J&L Tunnel Liberty Tunnel Mount Washington Transit Tunnel North Shore Connector
North Shore Connector
tunnel Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
and Castle Shannon Tunnel Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
& Steubenville Extension Railroad Tunnel Schenley Tunnel Squirrel Hill Tunnel Wabash Tunnel

Bridges

30th Street Bridge 31st Street Bridge 33rd Street Railroad Bridge 40th Street Bridge Bloomfield Bridge Birmingham Bridge David McCullough Bridge Fort Duquesne Bridge Fort Pitt Bridge Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge Glenwood Bridge Glenwood B&O Railroad Bridge Highland Park Bridge Homestead Grays
Homestead Grays
Bridge Hot Metal Bridge Liberty Bridge McKees Rocks Bridge Panhandle Bridge Panther Hollow Bridge Schenley Bridge Senator Robert D. Fleming Bridge Smithfield Street Bridge South Tenth Street Bridge Three Sisters

Roberto Clemente Bridge Andy Warhol Bridge Rachel Carson Bridge

Veterans Bridge West End Bridge

Attractions

Aviary Baywood Cathedral of Learning Chinatown Conservatory Dippy Immaculate Heart Duquesne Incline Heinz Chapel Little Italy Mellon Institute Mon Incline Observatory Pamela's Penn Station Point of View sculpture Primanti's Science Center Steps USS Requin Zoo Kennywood Luna Park Westinghouse Sign

Landmarks

National (City) National (County) State City PHLF Cultural

Museums

Art Arts Arts Festival Bible Fort Pitt and Blockhouse Clayton Clemente Children's Frick Glass Center History Jazz Jewish Mattress Factory Dental Miller Miss Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms National Map Natural History Soldiers and Sailors Warhol Wilson WSG

Venues

Heinz Hall Benedum Byham Harris Kelly-Strayhorn New Hazlett O'Reilly Foster Playhouse Trib Hunt Stage AE Syria Mosque Nixon Theater

Festivals

Anthrocon Arts Blues Comicon Fashion Film Folk Handmade New Works Tekko Whiskey & Fine Spirits Wine

Shopping and entertainment

Casino Gateway Clipper Fleet Station Square Strip Downtown Oakland South Side

Macy's Market Square Southside Works Waterworks Mount Washington East Liberty Squirrel Hill Shadyside Walnut Street

Opera Ballet Symphony Brass Classical Theatre Dance Ensemble Caravan Theatre Folk Light Opera Opera Theater Jewish Theatre Public Theater Playwrights Musical Theater Stage Right Youth Ballet Youth Symphony Bricolage NNOC

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Shopping malls
Shopping malls
in Pittsburgh

Enclosed

Beaver Valley Mall The Block Northway Century III Mall The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon The Mall at Robinson Monroeville Mall Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Mills Ross Park Mall South Hills Village Station Square Uniontown Mall Warner Centre Washington Crown Center Westmoreland Mall

Lifestyle / Outdoor

Bakery Square Edgewood Towne Centre Ellsworth Avenue McCandless Crossing Northern Lights Robinson Town Centre Settlers Ridge SouthSide Works Walnut Street The Waterfront Waterworks Mall

Outlet

Grove City Premium Outlets Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh

Defunct

Allegheny Center Mall East Hills Shopping Center (Eastgate Commerce Center) Eastland Mall Greengate Mall Parkway Center Mall Village Square Mall Washington Mall

Colleges and universities

Pitt Carnegie Mellon Duquesne Robert Morris Chatham Point Park Carlow Art Institute Byzantine Catholic Seminary Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Theological Seminary Saint Paul Seminary CCAC

Culture of Pittsburgh

Cookie table Jewish history Iron City Brewing Company Jagoff Joe Magarac Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mr. Yuk Parking chairs Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
left Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
toilet Robot Hall of Fame Steeler Nation

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